Local event promotes healing through art, music, storytelling


The Embracing the Soul Gallery will host “Healing our City Sunday” on September 15, bringing a spirit of art, music, dance and storytelling to downtown Binghamton.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will run from 1 p.m. through to 9 p.m. at the gallery located at 120 Washington Street.

Activities include:

1 p.m. – An open drumming circle and dance, featuring local drummers Rob Wandell and Nate Brown.

3 p.m. - Healing storytelling, featuring Jerry Mirra. An open microphone will offer community members an opportunity to share their stories of healing experiences.

5 – 9 p.m. - An open ‘jam’ session with keyboardists Gene Cochran and Lee Whitted. The public are invited bring along their instruments and join in the performances.

“Healing our City Sunday” will also showcase local artists in an exhibit of painting, sketches and other artwork. The event is part of the “Healing Our City Through Expressive Arts,” which is a joint venture of the School of Education and Human Development at Binghamton University and the Mental Health Association (MHA) of the Southern Tier. The project is funded by a grant from the Marilyn Gaddis Rose and Stephen David Ross University and Community Projects Fund. The fund, which was established in 1998 by Binghamton University faculty members Rose and Ross, provides money for creative and innovative cooperative efforts between the University and local non-profit organizations.

For more information about “Healing our City Sunday,” contact Bonnie Winfield at 607-777-6729.

Last Updated: 9/17/13